Child Care Leader Salary

Average Child Care Leaders in the United States make around $11.17 per hour. The vast majority (86 percent) of Child Care Leaders who took the survey are female. While some workers in this profession — more than half — do not have any health coverage, nearly two in five do receive medical benefits and just under one in three have dental insurance. Most Child Care Leaders like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$13,289 - $40,547
$13K
$29K
$41K
MEDIAN: $29,300
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$9.04 - $16.35
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MEDIAN: $11.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$13,289 - $40,547  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
Total Pay (?
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$18,803 - $35,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $16.35  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$14.62 - $25.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$18,803 - $35,213  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Child Care Leader

A child care leader works at a child care center and coordinates the daily operations of the center. The child care center may be an after-school program for younger children or a day care center for infants and toddlers. The child care leader will make sure that administrative duties are carried out and that the children are well taken care of.

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Child Care Leader Tasks

  • Teach and monitor groups of children, ensure their safety, enforce rules, and resolve conflicts.
  • Prepare for daily activities before children's arrival, clean and organize the room at the end of the day.
  • Make sure health and safety regulations are met, including participating in emergency drills and filling out injury reports.
  • Engage in regular communications with parents regarding their children and school curriculum.

Common Career Paths for Child Care Leader


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Child Care Leaders might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Director of Child Care, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $32K per year. A Child Care Leader may also move into a role as a Preschool Teacher or a Daycare Teacher.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child Care Leader

Pay by Experience for a Child Care Leader has a neutral trend. An entry-level Child Care Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child Care Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Child Care Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 30 salaries. A Child Care Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Child Care Leader

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Child Care Leader Salaries

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$24,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼3%

Late-Career
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 59%
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